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Working Apple-1 computer sold by Steve Jobs himself could fetch $1 million at auction

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You can soon purchase the only surviving Apple-1 Personal Computer to come with proof that it was personally sold by Steve Jobs. Auction house Christie's estimates its value to be between $400,000 and $600,000. The device was originally the property of Charles Rickett, who wrote a check to Apple for $600, along with the words "Purchased 1976 from Steve Jobs in his parents' garage in Los Altos."

According to a press release, the computer is fully operational, and will be sold along with the original cancelled check and a second for $193 labeled "Software NA programmed by Steve Jobs August 1976." It seems likely that the Rickett's Apple-1 will sell for more than $1 million, given that The Henry Ford acquired one of the devices for $905,000 just last month. The auction will take place on December 11th and will also include Apple co-founder Ron Wayne's archive, which consists of items like original working proofs of the Apple-1 Operation Manual and diagrams for a proposed Apple II personal computer cabinet.